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Dacre, Charlotte 1782?-1825

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Works: 70 works in 164 publications in 1 language and 2,874 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Portraits 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR4525.D119, 823.7
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Publications by Charlotte Dacre
Publications by Charlotte Dacre, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Charlotte Dacre
 
Most widely held works by Charlotte Dacre
Zofloya, or, The Moor by Charlotte Dacre( Book )
17 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in English and held by 441 libraries worldwide
"'Few venture as thou hast in the alarming paths of sin.' This is the final judgement of Satan on Victoria di Loredani, the heroine of Zofloya, or The Moor (1806), a tale of lust, betrayal, and multiple murder set in Venice in the last days of the fifteenth century. The novel follows Victoria's progress from spoilt daughter of indulgent aristocrats, through a period of abuse and captivity, to a career of deepening criminality conducted under Satan's watchful eye. Charlotte Dacre's narrative deftly displays her heroine's movement from the vitalized position of Ann Radcliffe's heroines to a fully conscious commitment to vice that goes beyond that of 'Monk' Lewis's deluded Ambrosio. The novel's most daring aspect is its depiction of Victoria's intense sexual attraction to her Moorish servant Zofloya that transgresses taboos both of class and race. A minor scandal on its first publication, and a significant influence on Byron and Shelley, Zofloya has been unduly neglected. Contradicting idealized stereotypes of women's writing, the novel's portrait of indulged desire, gratuitous cruelty, and monumental self-absorption retains considerable power to disturb. The introduction to this edition, the first for nearly 200 years, examines why Zofloya deserves to be read alongside established Gothic classics as the highly original work of an intriguing and unconventional writer."--Publisher's description
Confessions of the nun of St. Omer; a tale by Charlotte Dacre( Book )
5 editions published between 1805 and 1972 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Zofloya; or, The Moor: a romance of the fifteenth century by Charlotte Dacre( Book )
14 editions published between 1806 and 1999 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
The libertine by Charlotte Dacre( Book )
11 editions published between 1807 and 1974 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
The passions by Charlotte Dacre( Book )
10 editions published between 1811 and 1999 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Hours of solitude by Charlotte Dacre( Book )
5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Confessions of the nun of St Omer : a tale, in 3 vol by Charlotte Dacre( Computer File )
3 editions published in 1805 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Confessions of the nun of St Omer : a tale, in 3 vol by Charlotte Dacre( Computer File )
2 editions published in 1805 in Undetermined and English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Confessions of the nun of St Omer : a tale, in 3 vol by Charlotte Dacre( Computer File )
2 editions published in 1805 in Undetermined and English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Zofloya : or, the moor; a romance of the 15. century; in 3 vol by Charlotte Dacre( Computer File )
2 editions published in 1806 in Undetermined and English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Confessions of the Nun of St Omer by Charlotte Dacre( Book )
8 editions published between 1805 and 2016 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
"Charlotte Dacre's debut novel Confessions of the Nun of St Omer (1805) was a bestseller in its day, launching the career of a woman who would go on to become one of the nineteenth century's most notorious female novelists. The work tells the story of the wilful Cazire, who recounts her passionate and destructive youthful adventures from the convent where she now lives in seclusion. Although Dacre's fame, then and now, rests largely on her sensationalist plots and portrayal of sexually self-possessed female villains, Confessions of the Nun of St. Omer shows a different side to her writing, one that is engaged in the political debate surrounding the French Revolution and eager to uphold the conservative moral line. Indeed, in many ways the novel strives to exemplify the moral and social orthodoxies of its time - dealing with themes of education, passion, seduction and the dangers of the radical 'new philosophy'. Yet even at this early stage of her career the author's frank exploration of the power of female desire reveals a willingness to experiment with themes left untouched by more conventional Romantic era novelists, themes that would dominate her writing for years to come. This edition of Charlotte Dacre's book is based on the Chawton House Library copy of the text from 1805 and contains textual notes. The book will be of interest to those researching the Gothic, women's writing and the development of the nineteenth-century novel."--
Zofloya : or, the moor; a romance of the 15. century; in 3 vol by Charlotte Dacre( Computer File )
1 edition published in 1806 in Undetermined and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Zofloya : or, the moor; a romance of the 15. century; in 3 vol by Charlotte Dacre( Computer File )
1 edition published in 1806 in Undetermined and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Confessions of the nun of St. Omer. A tale by Charlotte Dacre( Book )
5 editions published in 1805 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The libertine [by] Charlotte Dacre ("Rosa Matilda"). New foreword by John Garrett. New introd. by Devendra P. Varma by Charlotte Dacre( Book )
5 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The Passions by Charlotte Dacre( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The school for friends, a domestic tale by Charlotte Dacre( Book )
in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The Passions by Charlotte Dacre( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Zofloya, or the moor by Charlotte Dacre( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The Passions by Charlotte Dacre( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Byrne, Charlotte
Byrne, Charlotte 1782?-1825
Byrne Charlotte Dacre 1782-182.?
Dacre, Charlotte b. 1782
King, Charlotte 1782-
King Charlotte 1782-182.?
King, Charlotte 1782?-1825
Matilda, Rosa
Matilda, Rosa 1782-
Matilda Rosa 1782-182.?
Matilda, Rosa 1782?-1825
Rosa Matilda 1782-
Rosa Matilda 1782-182.?
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